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  1. #1

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    Nov 06, 2007
    Cursor is HUGE. spacing in everything is messed up.
    Using the mac app Mail....everything is spaced out and very messed up.

    I've attached a screen shot of a message being composed, and you will see the size of the text is normal, but when you do a hard return, it jumps down about 10 lines. In the screenshot, you can see how large the cursor is below the 2 lines of text....what's causing this?
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  2. #2

    Member Since
    Nov 06, 2007
    Bump....I really need to fix this.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    I see this when I'm replying to an email and the original body usually has this line which sort of indents it just a little. You should be able to backspace over it or highlight/delete it.

    On the other hand, if you're not replying to an email then the cursor size is dictated by the font size .... this could be a strange one in that case if you haven't altered the font size ...

  4. #4

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    Dec 18, 2005
    Devon, England
    ibook g4, imac 2ghz c2d, mbp 2.4ghz c2d - 10.5.1
    is the font size going up when you type with the big cursor ?

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Nov 06, 2007
    Problem solved!

    I opened up TextEdit and noticed it was the exact same way when I typed.

    I changed fonts, from Helvetica to something else, and it was perfect. That told me almost immediately that Helvetica was corrupted in some way.

    so, I opened up Font Book, right clicked on Helvetica, clicked on Validate Font and it came up with a little orange exclamation point.

    I went to another Mac, went into the fonts folder and copied the Helvetica font onto a thumb drive, and then brought it over to the other computer and overwrote the corrupt Helvetica font...and that did the trick

  6. #6

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Nice work of troubleshooting there!!

    And thanks for posting back your fix.
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  7. #7

    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    Yes, very good troubleshooting job there! Thanks for sharing.

    That was the only thing I could think of that could cause your issue. Glad it's fixed!

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